The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles — Creatures and Characters

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles — Creatures and Characters

Автор: Daniel Falconer

The ultimate celebration of the first Hobbit movie reveals the culmination of the creative vision for the film through exclusive interviews with the designers, cast and crew, and more than 500 previously unpublished photographs, written and designed by the team at Weta Workshop. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Chronicles — Creatures and Characters explores the amazing cast of heroes and villains, beasts and beings that populate Middle-earth in the first chapter of Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Richly illustrated with behind-the-scenes photographs, digital renders and film stills, this comprehensive book goes species by species, character by character, through the film’s huge ensemble of characters and bustling menagerie of creatures, both physical and digital, telling the stories of how each came to be realized for the film. In first-hand quotes from the actors, make-up artists, digital effects artists, dialect coaches, prosthetics technicians,…

Изобразительное искусство Санкт-Петербурга

Изобразительное искусство Санкт-Петербурга

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Альбом включает репродукции лучших произведений, созданных питерскими художниками за последние двадцать лет и представляет все жанры и виды изобразительного искусства, дает объемное представление о том, какие темы и проблемы волновали художников в постсоветское время, что становилось поводом для создания их ярких выразительных образов.

Styling, Lighting & Photographing Food: Professional Techniques and Advice for Great Results in the Studio or on Location

Styling, Lighting & Photographing Food: Professional Techniques and Advice for Great Results in the Studio or on Location

Автор: Lara Ferroni

A professional techniques book, this practical guide comprises case studies, lighting diagrams, styling advice and professional tips for success with all types of food photography whether in the studio or on location, without resorting to commercial food styling tricks. This hard-working soup-to-nuts handbook arms the reader with a wealth of information on styling and photographing food looking fresh, hot, or cool, clearing model releases and liaising with agencies, and even achieving unobtrusive dining and cooking shots. The book is divided into four sections: the first section provides an overview of the basic types of food photography, trends and teams. The second section examines all the photography and lighting considerations including equipment, composition and best practices. The third section similarly discusses all the general stylistic considerations such as choosing backgrounds and props. The final section is categorized by shoot type and technique and is organized into a…

Shakespeare’s influence in some of Harold Pinter’s plays

Shakespeare’s influence in some of Harold Pinter’s plays

Автор: Marcelle Calitz

A greater awareness of how Pinter’s early experiences as a Shakespearean actor have influenced his playwriting gives us considerable insight into Pinter’s playwriting strategies. Four different approaches are used to examine multifarious Shakespearean resonances in Pinter’s plays. Pinter’s portrayal of Iago on stage may have been a contributing influence to some of the language games in Pinter’s plays. Metadramatic attributes shared by Shakespeare and his character Iago are extended to Pinter and his character Robert in Betrayal.A Jungian reading of Hamlet is juxtaposed with Pinter’s political plays, Ashes to Ashes and One for the Road, to examine how manipulators in these plays attempt to obliterate individual identities and reduce individuals to pawns by foisting national and paternal identities onto characters. Hamlet’s and Rebecca’s resistance to such threats are examined in terms of their endeavours to unite opposites in their quests for individuation. This…

Революция и Гражданская война в России. 1917-1922 гг. Фотоальбом

Революция и Гражданская война в России. 1917-1922 гг. Фотоальбом

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Фотоальбом посвящен одним из наиболее трагических страниц истории нашей Родины — Революции 1917 г. и Гражданской войне 1917-1922 гг. В тринадцати очерках, написанных видными российскими историками, специалистами по истории России первой четверти XX века, рассказывается о разных аспектах братоубийственной Гражданской войны. Показан трагизм происходивших в эти годы событий, их последствия для страны. Издание адресовано как специалистам, так и широкому кругу читателей, интересующихся русской историей.

The Art of the Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Art of the Film: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Step inside the world of the talented art departments who, led by Academy Award®-winning production designer Stuart Craig, were responsible for the creation of the unforgettable characters, locations and beasts in J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The Art of the Film, edited by concept artist Dermot Power, takes you on a magical journey through a design process every bit as wonderful as Newt Scamander’s adventure in the wizarding world. Bursting with hundreds of production paintings, concept sketches, storyboards, and matte paintings, and filled with unique insights about the filmmaking journey from Stuart Craig and the artists themselves, this sumptuous volume presents a visual feast for readers, and welcomes fans of the Harry Potter films into the world of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Equus

Equus

Автор: Tim Flach

No animal has captured the human imagination quite like the horse, depicted in cave drawings thousands of years ago through countless rendering in paint, clay, ink, even film. In his first book, award-winning photographer Tim Flach’s quest to document the horse has resulted in Equus, an intensely moving look at an animal — as a solitary subject and en masse, from the air and from underwater-whose history is so powerfully linked to our own. This highly successful book, originally published in 2008, is now available in a new, more affordable format. From exquisite Arabians in the Royal Yards of the United Arab Emirates to the purebred Icelandic horses in their glacial habitat; from the soulful gaze of a single horse’s lash-lined eye, to the thundering majesty of thousands of mustangs racing across the plains of Utah, Equus provides an amazing and unique insight into the physical dynamics and spirit of the horse.

Instant Cities

Instant Cities

Автор: Wright Herbert

«Instant Cities» analyses the current stratospheric rise of the city, looking at global megacities from the first to the third world, such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Broadacre City, Milton Keynes in the UK, Lakewood, CA, Brasilia and its satellite towns, Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley, and Pudong, Shanghai. In doing so, «Instant Cities» investigates how humanity adapts socially and culturally within a dense population. With building space throughout the world at a premium and environmentally-sound development of tremendous importance to the future of the planet, «Instant Cities» looks ahead, to creative, forward-thinking and possibly fanciful notions of the city, such as biospheres, space stations and virtual realities.

Русское искусство и мнение о нем Э. Виолле-ле-Дюка, французского ученого архитектора, и Ф. И. Буслаева, русского ученого археолога. Критический обзор

Русское искусство и мнение о нем Э. Виолле-ле-Дюка, французского ученого архитектора, и Ф. И. Буслаева, русского ученого археолога. Критический обзор

Автор: В. И. Бутовский

Книга рекомендуется искусствоведам, культурологам, архитекторам, историкам, а также широкому кругу читателей, интересующихся историей России и русского искусства.

Россия. Альбом

Россия. Альбом

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Впервые в одном альбоме собрано все самое лучшее и интересное, что есть в России — величайшей мировой державе, занимающей шестую часть суши. Узнайте все о стране несметных сокровищ — о ее истории, культуре, религии, о национальных традициях отдыха и развлечений. Перед вами Россия с ее бурным прошлым и настоящим, постоянно развивающаяся, устремленная в будущее!